This tag is for questions about using timers in code to make things happen in a certain order or for gathering amount of time elapsed.

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Creating an in-memory ViewCounter that commits to database every 10 minutes

This singleton is responsible for counting every pageview (called Routes in our case) we get by id, until the timer runs out and commits the results to the database in one query. Then the counter gets ...
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A low tech approach to measuring game speed

Whilst developing a game I needed a delay routine capable of doing delays ranging from 0.5 sec to just a few msec. The obvious choice was to use the BIOS delay function 86h on int 15h. In a true real ...
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Is a Timer the best way to achieve recursive in Android?

I'm changing the Viewpager items programmatically using mViewPager.setCurrentItem(position); with a regular interval of time recursively. Please tell me if this is ...
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Time spend in scoped timer

I want to check some timing of my (pre-C11) C++ and wrote a class: ...
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Debounce in Scala

This is my attempt at implementing debounce in Scala without any 3rd party library. How can I improve the code/make it more idiomatic (and any bugs I might have missed)? ...
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Abstracting test suite for simple performance evaluation in Java

Today, I sat down to write a tiny performance test to quickly assess a hunch I had regarding an optimization. The resulting code eventually got rather large for my taste; thus I subsequently tried to ...
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Portable method of getting time in C

Mac doesn't have the Unix clock_gettime so I am trying to create something that's really portable and only dependent on C. So far I've come across this function: ...
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Hash table with “Time To Live” elements

Recently, I got a very interesting task: to realize the hash table that works in multi-process server in common memory, each element of which must have a TTL property. It was suggested to implement ...
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Countdown timer in PHP

Using PHP and jQuery, I was able to make this countdown timer. I've searched various books and obviously on Google, but couldn't find this type of approach as used by me here. I sincerely feel there ...
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Proper use of timer in windows service

I have following code to use timer (System.Timers.Timer) in windows service. The goal is that new time handler should not occur if previous one didn't finish its job. Here is how I achieve this: ...
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A Nightmare on setTimeout Street

I have script which plays audio, shows/hides elements: ...
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Reimplementation of Underscore _.throttle

I've built a function that mimics _.throttle (returns a new, throttled version of the passed function, that, when invoked repeatedly, will only actually call the original function at most once per ...
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Running alarms in python

My code is designed to simply trigger alarms; it is not supposed to be used by anyone but me. ...
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Countdown to multiple update times each day

I'm creating an update function to show my users when the next update will be available. I'm using the jQuery countdown plugin to show the time. What is a more efficient way to write this? ...
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Timer stop watch in AngularJS

I wrote a script for a timer. Is there any way to improve the code, with fewer number of lines? JSBIN ...
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Full screen countdown display

As a part of a bigger application, I wrote code which creates a display for a countdown of a given time. It is nothing fancy, but I would still appreciate a review. I am especially concerned about: ...
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Simple 3…2…1 countdown in iOS app

I would like to display a 3...2...1 countdown on my iOS app (before to take a picture) but I didn't find an elegant solution. I don't want to make a Countdown app with an NSTimer. For me the important ...
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Functions between certain times of the day

I'm working on something for my school's laptops that will disable videos/games between 8:00 AM and 3:15 PM. Due to the giant time gap, I will not be waiting to see if the code functions properly or ...
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A thread-safe stop watch utility class

I am writing a stop watch utility class in Java that I want to be thread-safe (concurrent). Here is what I have right now: ...
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Timers to use various Task(s)

I am developing a C# program, which performs various tasks in parallel threads. I created a Base task and let all tasks derived from this class execute. I just want to know if this a viable approach ...
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Timer for a Java game

I have a simple game that implements a TimerTask. However, when there's a popup using JOptionPane the timer task doesn't seem to ...
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DebugTimer design

Summary: I created this DebugTimer class so that I could test performance of code in a much cleaner/shorter syntax. Prior I was using regular timers and wrapping them all in ...
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Running a function every second

Can someone review my timer class that runs some code every second, please? The void it's calling (runCode) is just a void with ...
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Measure Method executing time - 2nd Attempt

Long time ago I've written a method that would allow me to measure the amount of time a method takes to run. I've decided to tweak this method and make use of TPL since measuring a method may take ...
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Passing arguments to a SendMail function referenced by addressOf operator

I am trying to send daily mail alert to users based on some timer values. For that I've used Addhandler to call the sendmail() ...
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A Timer Construct to Simplify Timing Blocks of Code

This is fairly simple, so I'm just looking for ideas on anything that can be cleaned up, places it can be extended, and suggestions regarding style/naming (I'm terrible at naming). It allows you to ...
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Golang concurrent HTTP request

I wanted to test the performance of concurrent http request in Go against node.js: ...
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Basic 30 TPS server loop

I've created a console server which is supposed to update 30 times per second, I'd like you to review it and also I'm curious about the accuracy of the server's loop. ...
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Beginner stopwatch app

I'm learning Swift and would appreciate any code review suggestions (the more nit-picky, the better). In particular, I'm wondering if there's a more efficient way to format the time in the ...
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Inactivity Timeout

I made this piece of code to detect inactivity on different aspects of my app. It is part of a set of pieces to analyze user behavior. Not saying it's ugly, but good looking constructive criticism to ...
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New year countdown

Here's some code I wrote quickly to get a nice millisecond countdown going. It displays the number of milliseconds until the new year in whatever timezone is next to be in 2015 are in in huge font, ...
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Random interval generator for a game

I have been working on a few games which all have a need to create "events" randomly over time. The intervals need to get shorter as time goes on if the event is negative or they need to get longer ...
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Stop Watch Application 2.0

After the tips from my previous review. I have come up with these changes: Changed my braces to start on a new line Used the Single Responsibility Principle Return early whenever possible Use a ...
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App to give cigarettes through the day

I have this app, that gives you cigarettes through the day, with equal intervals from one another. These are some important variables: wakeUp - is the time, when ...
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Stop Watch application

I've done the difficult dailyprogrammer challenge #2: Your mission is to create a stopwatch program. this program should have start, stop, and lap options, and it should write out to a file to be ...
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Multithreaded HiLo game

For my CS class I have to write a HiLo game using multithreading. I am brand new to multithreading and not sure how to best implement it. The program below works, but I am wondering if there is a ...
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Executing a task at a particular time in the morning using ScheduledExecutorService

I have a task which I need to run every 6 in the morning. I have the below code which does the job and uses ScheduledExecutorService. ...
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How to send an email every half an hour if certain condition is met during that period?

I have my below method which will be called every one minute from the background thread. In my below code, if my unauthorizedCount and ...
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JavaScript / jQuery stopwatch

Just as a learning exercise, I set out making a stopwatch without looking up how to do it etc. I know it will have been done many times before. I'm just looking for some feedback on what I should do ...
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Better method of a timer in Python

I am currently using: ...
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Finding the closest value in a collection in a game-server plugin implementation

I have an array of a instances of an enum type. A random double variable is initialized with a value between 0.... to 1, and should be used to get the closest ...
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Updating the UI with a timer - code intended to help teach

I thought it would be helpful to put together an example of what I'm talking about in the second part of my answer to this stackoverflow question. The idea is that there's some data that is updated ...
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Pausing a SwingWorker with a Timer

I made a SwingWorker which is fetching tweets using the twitter4j API. The twitter API will allow 180 queries every 15 minutes, and then throw an exception with ...
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Exception handling for HTTP request timer

This method is used to check a URL and return the time it takes to check and the HTTP status code: ...
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Simple web alarm clock

I decided to strengthen my "vanilla JavaScript" skills since I've lately been getting more into jQuery and just discovered the potential of node.js. As a result, I decided to make a basic alarm clock ...
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Stopwatch template

It's often useful to be able to time code, for instance, to evaluate alternative approaches to the same problem. Because this is a thing I use frequently, I have created this Stopwatch templated ...
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How can I make this userform timer faster?

I have a userform that displays a goal time for workers to shoot for when completing a task. It also has a stopwatch on it that is controlled by a start, stop, and reset button on the userform. If the ...
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Inefficient Stopwatch - revised

This is my revised code of Stopwatch: ...
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Inefficient Stopwatch

I have just finished a simple GUI stopwatch, but some of its code looks like it needs replacing. This is the code: Clock class (extends Thread): ...